In addition to leading a team over the week of Spring Break, student leaders are expected to be at
the following meetings:
STUDENT COORDINATOR EXPECTATIONS:
Student leaders in the Immersion Program serve as a liaison between the student participants of an
immersion experience, the faculty/staff Facilitators, and the Faith and Justice Coordinator. They help
participants in each immersion experience to enter into the host community and be open to the
challenges inherent in seeing from a new perspective. The Student Leader position is a serious
commitment; if offered, this position must be one of your top priorities. Please carefully consider your
other commitments before submitting your application.
Prior to the Trip
Meet regularly with the Staff facilitators to plan the five team meetings
The student leader works in collaboration with the faculty/staff facilitators and administrating office to
develop a sense of community within the group. Leaders will work with the faculty/staff Facilitators to
ensure attendance at pre-immersion meetings. Student leaders work to ensure that by the time a
group departs for their destination, the participants know each other and have become comfortable
with group reflection and talking with each other about the issues and themes of the experience.
The student leader works in collaboration with the administrating office, faculty/staff facilitators, and
partner organization to aid students in developing an understanding of the social, political, economic
issues, as well as other aspects of the location they will be visiting. This educational development
will be guided by the theme or focus of the experience.
Logistics and Fundraising
The student leader works with the administrating office to ensure that students are meeting the
necessary logistical and funding requirements for the experience. Student coordinators meet on a
regular basis with the administrating office to keep the connection between the group and the office
During the Trip
Student leader will demonstrate the values of an immersion experience through engaged and
appropriate behavior, assist the faculty/staff leader(s) in assessing the needs and concerns of the
group members, continue to foster a sense of community within the group, work in collaboration with
faculty/staff facilitators to facilitate reflection throughout the experience, and serve as a liaison
between the group members and the faculty/staff facilitators should any concerns arise during the
Immersion Conduct Guidelines
Student Coordinators will model appropriate behavior for an immersion experience participant in the
After the Trip
In cooperation with their faculty/staff facilitators, Student Leaders will:
Student leader receive up to $400 credit towards the student price of an immersion experience.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR APPLYING (Spring Break and May 2016 Immersions):
STEPS FOR APPLYING:
For more information about becoming a student leader, contact John Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-977-1532.